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My City My Home!


The League of Kansas Municipalities invites all Kansas 7th graders to join our essay contest! Tell us what makes your city your 'home.' Winning essays will win cash prizes and be published in the Kansas Governmental Journal. Deadline for Submissions is April 30, 2021. View details online at League of Kansas Muncipalities Essay Contest

History & Facts


Longton is a city in Elk County, Kansas along the Elk River.
  • Founded:  1870
  • Population:  362
  • Latitude:  37° 22' 40" N
  • Longitude:  96° 4' 50" W
Longton was originally named Elk Rapids but was renamed after a village in England to avoid confusion with nearby Elk Falls & Elk City.  Herbert Capper, father of Arthur Capper, former govenor, senator and founder of Capper's Weekly, named the town.  Herbert Capper owned the first hardware store in Longton.
The discovery of the Longton oil field in 1902 led to a brief period of boom times for the town.
There is more about
Longton's history in the 1912 book, "Kansas, a cyclopedia of State History" by Frank W. Blackmar.
 

Longton Historical Society


Are you interested in Longton History? The Historical Society is looking for people interested in Longton's History. Several projects are in the works. Stop in for the next meeting on March 12 at 6:30p.m. Meetings are held every other week on Fridays at 6:30p.m. at the Longton Public Library/Museum. We hope to see you there!

Longton, Kansas: A Dying Town




Video credit: Robert Walker